Error is boundless.
Nor hope nor doubt,
Though both be groundless,
Will average out.

Apr 272016

Never call someone a pseudo-intellectual unless you are sure that you would recognize a real one.

Apr 182016

The pursuit of higher wisdom always seems to begin with discarding whatever lower wisdom you may possess.

Apr 062016

To believe again is almost unheard of; to believe still is as common as dirt.

Mar 312016

To persuade a man, convince him not that the idea is sound but that it is his own.

Mar 292016

Opportunity, legal status, result — we are all apparently obliged to believe in the equality of something.

Mar 232016

The opposite of hypocrisy is overconfidence.

Mar 152016

If you publicize your mistakes, eventually someone will say they are remembered because you were right so often.

Mar 022016

Those who trust their first thought sometimes have a second, but rarely a third.

Feb 172016

Vehemence is the infallible sign of opinion.

Feb 112016

The admission that irreparably damages the argument is introduced, by convention, with “of course”.